- Sani Muhammad Gobirawa, a top loyalist of the Buhari support organisation has defected to PDP in Sokoto state
- Gobirawa who defected along with others in the organisation said their decision was based on the fact the party is the most fulfilling political platform in Nigeria
- According to Gobirawa, they remain firm and resolute behind the PDP under Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
Few days to the rescheduled general elections, Sani Muhammad Gobirawa, northwest zonal vice president of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners and top notch of the Buhari support organisation defected to PDP in Sokoto state.
Reports by The Nation claimed that Gobirawa on Wednesday, February 20, said his defection along with others in the organisation was based on their conviction that PDP is the most fulfilling political platform in Nigeria.
He said: "Our decision to join PDP was purely based on our firm conviction of the ability and capability of Governor Aminu’s reality and myth, as such, we don’t need the approval or inclination of any family to actualize our political aspirations.
"I have to put it straight to the people of the state and to shame doubting Thomases that as a Nigerian and an adult with my senses, I can decide on which party to join without associating my actions to any family.
"This clarification has become necessary for Sokoto people to discountenance insinuations from some quarters associated with family issue."
The political opinion leader and elder who also holds a traditional title of ‘Wakilin Gwiwa and Walin Dabagin Ardo’ in the state continued added: "When I joined BSO I did not seek the permission nor associated my membership to any family.
"I wish to reaffirm the commitment of our group and we remain firm and resolute behind the PDP under Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal from the grassroots up to the National level for the good of the people and the coming generations yet unborn.
"I also urge the people of Sokoto state to continue to extend their support to the governor so that he can transform the state and return it’s lost glory."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the northeast director general of the PDP’s presidential campaign council, Senator Saidu Umar Kumo, confirmed his defection to the ruling APC.
Senator Kumo who was a stalwart of the PDP in the region and a staunch supporter of the PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, confirmed his defection in a telephone interview with newsmen in Gombe on Tuesday, January 15.
Senator Kumo who is a well-known critic of President Buhari said that the PDP wanted to rubbish his political career by trying to make him irrelevant in the scheme of things related to the 2019 general elections.
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